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OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

Posted Mar 28, 2009 7:42 UTC (Sat) by rickmoen (subscriber, #6943)
In reply to: OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL by JoeBuck
Parent article: OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

Joe, you are exactly right.

Rick Moen

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OSBC: Life at the edge of the GPL

Posted Mar 30, 2009 4:53 UTC (Mon) by jeffnorman (guest, #57684) [Link]

No, that is incorrect. The BSD case was about loss of copyright through
failure to include the required copyright notices (a requirement that has
since been abolished). The discussion about the header files applied only
to the trade secret aspect of the case. There are several cases in this
area and none of them is very good. However, on general principles it
should be the case that you can use those portions of an API that are
essential to access and use public interfaces of a library or object. The
problem is, most APIs include far more than such essential interfaces.


Posted Apr 1, 2009 3:51 UTC (Wed) by dberkholz (guest, #23346) [Link]


I just wanted to thank you for participating in the discussion here. It's made it infinitely more informative.


Posted Apr 2, 2009 5:12 UTC (Thu) by jeffnorman (guest, #57684) [Link]

Your welcome, but I would say the level of discussion without my posts was
already pretty high or I would not have waded in ...thanks really to Don
who managed to accurately capture and encapsulate my talk.

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